Chunky Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

Peanut Butter Cookies are a classic recipe that everyone should know how to make. They’re simple, delicious, and full of peanutty goodness! All you need are a few basic ingredients like peanut butter, sugar, flour, and – most importantly – lots of creamy peanut butter. Peanuts give the cookies an extra crunchy texture that really sets them apart from other sweet treats.

Plate of peanut butter cookies.

These cookies are loaded with peanut goodness times two – they have both peanut butter and peanuts. They’re a sweet treat that omnivores and vegetarians can both agree upon.


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1½ cups chunky peanut butter
  • 1½ cups light brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup peanuts

How To Make Chunky Peanut Butter Cookies

These cookies are made in three steps:  1) Prepare the dough, 2) chill the dough, and 3) bake.

Placing sugar in a glass bowl.

To make them, you begin by creaming the butter, peanut butter, and sugars together.

Creaming sugar and butter.

To that mixture, add eggs and vanilla and mix well.

Adding egg to peanut butter cookie dough.

In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and baking powder.

Combining baking soda with flour.

Add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture (wet ingredients). Fold in the peanuts to the cookie dough.

Adding peanuts to peanut butter cookie dough.

Chill the cookie dough for one hour. Once the dough is chilled, preheat your oven to 375 degrees. While the oven is preheating, form the dough into equal-size balls and place on a cookie sheet, leaving about 2 inches between each ball.

Flatten the dough balls with the back of a fork. You can get fancy and do it in a criss-cross fashion.

Baking time

Bake the cookies for 10 – 12 minutes until they are golden brown and cooked thoroughly.

plate with peanut butter cookies

Chunky Peanut Butter Cookies

These cookies are loaded with peanutty goodness.
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Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 27 minutes
Servings: 36 cookies
Calories: 417kcal


  • 1 cup butter
  • cups chunky peanut butter
  • cup light brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup peanuts


  • Cream the butter, peanut butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar in a large mixing bowl. Add the eggs and vanilla extract, and mix to combine.
  • In a separate large bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and peanuts. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined.
  • Transfer dough to the refrigerator and chill for one hour.
  • Once chilled, divide the dough into equal-sized balls and arrange on baking sheets, leaving 2 inches between each ball. Press the dough down with a fork in a crisscross fashion to flatten.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place the baking sheets into the preheated oven and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the cookies are golden brown on top and cooked through.
  • Remove from the oven and let the cookies sit for 2-3 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool before serving. Enjoy!


Serving: 2cookies | Calories: 417kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 363mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 23g
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The hardest part about making these cookies is allowing them to cool enough before digging in. I hope you enjoy the recipe!

Plate with peanut butter cookies.

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